Pen and black ink and grey washes on laid paper, 32.5 x 51.5cm. Signed l.r. L:Brown and inscribed l.c. with the title: ‘The South Front of Burghley the Seat of the Earl of Exeter with the Intended Alterations’.
Lancelot Brown was employed by Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793) for a period of twenty three years, during which he transformed the Park and made substantial alterations to the House. The roof level on the South Front was to be raised; the plan showing the alternative choices of balustrading or crenellation for the new roof line, the former of which was chosen.